We may be witnessing now—yes, right now—the final sequence of events leading up to the triggering of the Second Signpost.
Many of you longtime readers have been watching for the coming Second Signpost with me since 2012 or so. In all these years have we seen a flurry of activity in which all acts point to the start of the Second Signpost, like we have seen in the last two weeks? The answer is clearly, “no”! And though my work in Biblical prophecy predicted this event, it still seems to me to be surreal that this is all actually happening; like watching the towers come down on Sept 11; it was surreal.
The events of the last two weeks have driven this world to a place we have never been before in the end times. One false move, one false flag, one act of provocation, and we could see the start of the Second Signpost, the start of the final sequence of events leading to the glorious return of Christ!
So much was happening—seemingly separate events just a day apart—I soon realized I had to wait for the dust to settle to see more clearly. Reporting on each event by itself would have been meaningless.
May 5—The Timeline Begins
The relevant news reports started Sunday, May 5.
On that day, National Security Adviser John Bolton announced that the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln was headed to the Gulf, “to send a clear and unmistakable message to the Iranian regime.”
US aircraft carrier groups have routinely cycled through the Persian Gulf back in the days of Saddam Hussein—Desert Storm in 1991, Saddam’s ousting in 2003, and in the years following to support the new democratic government of Iraq. Since the Iran deal in 2015, there have been large gaps in time when there was not a US aircraft carrier in the Gulf. That changed with the USS John C. Stennis in December 2018. And now the USS Abraham Lincoln is replacing the Stennis.
Therefore, the DoD obviously believes the need for the aircraft launch capability is needed again—this time for Iran.
Also on May 5 came a report that the day before Hamas in the Gaza strip launched 600 missiles to Tel Aviv (150 knocked out by Iron Dome), killing one person and injuring others. By itself, this rocket attack might be just another rocket attack, but combined with other events during these two weeks, it picks up more significance which I’ll come back to in a bit.
Then, during the night of May 9–10 the B-52’s arrived at America’s sprawling airbase in Qatar, right across the Gulf from Iran.
IRGC brigadier general Yadollah Javani—one of the kings of the Persian ram—declared on Iran-state media on May 10, “Negotiations with Americans will not take place, and Americans will not dare to take military action against us.” In other words, the kings of the Persian ram will not even try to cool things down using negotiation, nor do they think US military action will achieve America’s goals.
Then, two days later on May 12, two Saudi oil tankers and two other ships (one of them Norwegian) were attacked. Investigation by the insurer found that underwater drones of the same kind used by the Houthis (supplied by Iran) attacked the ships. This is a new and asymmetric tactic used by the IRGC. Could this have been a weapons and tactics test? Like the 600 missiles striking Tel Aviv?
An attack as was done on the four ships just off the coast of the U.A.E. could have a few purposes: a weapons and tactics test as just mentioned, and/or a provocation by Iran (which also tells us the IRGC might go after every tanker at the opening of the Second Signpost), and/or if it was kept secret by Iran it could have been mistaken for a false flag incident (like the Gulf of Tonkin incident that veered the US into the Vietnam War).
Then, just two days after that on May 14, two pumping stations in the middle of the Arabian Peninsula were attacked by air drones. One of the stations was destroyed. These stations were not guarded because they are hundreds of miles away from any international border, being one hundred miles or so west of the Saudi capital of Riyadh. The price of oil immediately jumped 2 percent. Remember in Iran’s Great Invasion it was estimated the price of oil could easily climb several times higher than the current price. Now we see a single pumping station being taken out raised the worldwide price by 2 percent.
It is easy to see that this was another weapons and tactics test.
Also on May 14, the NY Times leaked a DoD plan to send 120,000 troops to Iran. President Trump denied this plan existed and said that if we were going to fight Iran there would be far more troops than that sent.
On May 16, two days later, the two chief kings of the Persian ram made a statement. The top king (of the second horn that grew longer and later) is the commander of the entire IRGC, Major General Hossein Salami. He said, “This is the most decisive moment for the Islamic Revolution, because the enemy has come to the battlefield with all of its capacities at its disposal.”
It is also the most decisive moment because the Shia Revolution, started in 1979 and already transplanted to several militant groups via the Quds Force of the IRGC, is a make or break moment—does the Revolution die in Iran with the removal of the regime, or does it break out in force to Muslim nations throughout the Middle East as Daniel 8:4 suggests? We will see.
In addition on May 16, the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei (the king of the first horn of the ram) said, “In (its) policy of confrontation with the Islamic Republic too, the US will definitely suffer defeat, and (the situation) will end up to our benefit.” For those who know the Signpost interpretation, that sounds like a prophecy, if Daniel 8:4 is to be fulfilled now, i.e. no one can stand against the Persian ram, and it will do all it wants to do.
On May 19, the USS Abraham Lincoln arrived at its destination off the coast of Iran. The same report stated that one threat from Iran was that the IRGC was loading missiles onto its gunboats that patrol the Gulf.
Also on May 19, a missile, launched from east Baghdad where Iranian-backed Shia militants are known to be, missed the US embassy in Baghdad by about one mile.
Finally, also on May 19, it was reported by Fox news that “President Trump fired a social media broadside at the Iranian regime Sunday afternoon, vowing that war between Washington and Tehran would result in “the official end of Iran” before warning, “[n]ever threaten the United States again!”
Well, anyone who knows the Signposts might see Trump’s statement resulting in the opposite: a US attack on Iran could result in the end of the US as we know it, as I wrote about in this post.
So where does all this bring us? As stated at the start of this post, any wrong action or false flag could start the Second Signpost and the end-time events leading to the return of Jesus Christ.
We are now in a place where the US administration is backing up words with force, and the IRGC is belligerent. The IRGC is testing weapons and tactics, and if they continue, these actions could provoke the US (which is what the IRGC may very well want to do).
Blowing up tankers, land-based pump stations, and the US embassy in Baghdad may all be the things the IRGC would do at the start of its great invasion of the Middle East, in addition to its great rocket force raining down on targets.
It seems the plans and strategies and manpower are all in place by the IRGC for the Persian ram to run out and do what it wants. With drones and rockets, that could be the mainstay of the ram’s actions butting out in three directions. It would be a shock.
The US may be ready to start a war with Iran, but Daniel 8:4, if fulfilled now, tells us a different outcome from those stated by the Trump administration. Along those lines, it is becoming clear to political analysts that Russia and China will not let Iran be defeated (as the linked article states: “Russia-China won’t allow Iran to be destroyed”). So also in Daniel 8:4, the Persian ram will be unstoppable and will do all it wants. This raises the terrible specter of what may happen to the US at the start of the Second Signpost.
I believe we are now at the doorstep of the Second Signpost.
Be alert. Any preparation you’ve been thinking of doing for the hard times ahead, do. It’s not too late to start that garden you’ve been thinking of starting (it’s only May). It will be next to impossible to get it going after the Second Signpost strikes. Once begun, the gold and oil price will be going skyward, and it will be much more difficult to get seeds, and knowledge, and materials.
Do whatever prep work you believe the Lord has been placing on your heart. The time to prepare is now.
If you’ve been putting off for whatever reason giving all to Christ and surrendering to Him, do it now!
Remember, all it could take is one overstep by the IRGC, or a false flag operation by those who want war, and the end times continue in earnest; the Second Signpost begins!